The RETURN! to Work Vocational Reentry Program (RTW) at Sinai Rehabilitation Center provides the most comprehensive vocational services in the state of Maryland to adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury. It is designed to successfully rehabilitate, competitively place and provide ongoing support to those seeking to re-enter the workforce. The program meets the complex needs of workers with mild, moderate or severe brain injuries. Individuals can be referred through the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), long-term disability, and Workers’ Compensation. The return to work process is overseen by Vocational Case Coordinators (VCC), who hold brain injury certifications through the Brain Injury Association of America.

A successful return-to-work plan is person centered, time sensitive and focused on removing barriers to employment. RTW also partners with the Vocational Services Program (VSP) of LifeBridge Health, which can provide vocational assessments and work trials via their Work Readiness program. Access to recommended services, such as neurological rehabilitation, case coordination and comprehensive vocational services are provided for individuals seeking competitive employment in the community. A thorough evaluation of a person’s physical abilities, cognitive skills and work behaviors is critical in this effort. Our VCCs provide continuous oversight during all phases of treatment—a model unsurpassed in brain injury rehabilitation. For more information about the RETURN! To Work program or to make a referral call 410-601-8569.

Program Services:

  • Case Coordination: The VCC assists the client in connecting with resources that promotes vocational success, such as neuropsychological testing, career assessments, brain Injury rehabilitation and resource linkage.
  • Job Development and Placement: When a participant is ready to actively seek employment, job development services are initiated. Such services include resume and cover letter development, interview prep, vocational interest assessment, job search, and work application assistance.
  • Job Coaching: Upon employment, the VCC provides job coaching to the worker to ensure success in the workplace. The VCC/Job coach helps the worker learn work duties, develops strategies to promote worker independence, arranges for workplace accommodations and provides employer education/counseling.